Friday, October 11, 2019

Oct. 11th

Our first  cold front due in here any moment as I write this, 92  now and will be 71 by 4:00p.m.
very cold in the morning even upper 50"s possible
People trickling in, our pool area finally got a nice new coat of paint, bright white, Jacuzzi up and running, now for the 50 amp in the R.V. section to get completed.
No cards up!!!
People wanting badges this Winter can get them from me, $2.00. I made a lot of them last year, but see folks at the meetings on Mondays, no badge, they forget or don't care to put them on.They sure are nice for new folks, and helps all of us to remember their name.


Friday, October 4, 2019

Bev and Del Telfor provided donuts this morning. It was a lovely cool morning, 72 or so.
Some new arrivals in the park already

We are having a Party Sunday, Oct. 20th from 4 to 6 p.m. for Alice & Hoyt Skillern. they were just married.
Fred will play and we are bringing finger food

Orkut Myspace Congratulation Scraps, Graphics and Comments

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Pencil Cactus

Please do not plant these and if you already have one get rid of it
My lawn man got some sap in his eye and it was beat red and burning. He washed it out with water and washed his hands well., after I told him about handling this toxic plant, talked to him later and he said his eye was not burning and felt ok now.

Pencil Cactus

Where it lives: 
  • It is originally from Eastern and South Africa but has adapted all over the world.
  • In some areas, such as Brazil, it is grown it as a fence. It is very effective as a fence b/c no one wants to touch the thing.
  • The plant grows very well in dry environments.
  • Some websites discuss how the plant can be trained and shaped. But that requires putting yourself in major danger. My advice is to stay clear and don’t touch it.
  • The sap is the big problem and is extremely toxic.
  • It causes burns, and can cause blindness if it gets in the eyes.
  • I have also read some articles implicating the plant as a cause of an aggressive type of lymphoma. This cancer may in part be a result of ingesting the sap as part of folk “herbal remedies.”
  • More acutely, many have died after a minimal amount of sap ingestion.
Where is it now?:
  • I never really noticed the plant before, but now I see it everywhere.
  • I have seen smaller potted Euphorbia tirucalli plants for sale at most major home improvement/garden stores. However, I have not seen a warning label on any of the plants. In fact, in one nationwide-chain home improvement a plant pamphlet in the garden center talked about the benefits and care for the plants they sell and not a word about this dangerous plant that was profiled on its own page. Truly amazing and irresponsible.
  • So beware, stay away and keep it from kids and animals.
  • If you must have it, don’t plant this thing in your yard. It grows fast, is dangerous and hard to get rid of.  Now I have a big Euphorbia tirucalli from a previous home owner and no one wants to remove it.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sept. 27th

Bobby and I provided donuts this morning and thanks to Rex Rexroad for  making the coffee.
Sorry to hear of Marlene Prohaskas Brother passing away. It's hard to lose a Brother, I lost both of mine at such young ages.

The hot tub is fixed I think...they had to dig under the concrete to stop a leak , then found another one.

Here's a picture of my Hoya plant, it has one flower, they are really pretty, look like waxy flower clusters.

Not much to tell ya today...

I will be making a lot of these badges this Fall.If you need one or need yours redone, let me know

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Only in Iowa

The first thing I was wanting was a Tenderloin. Well, I had one but it wasn't quite this big, but very tasty. My sister and I were in Carroll, Ia. on a Sunday and went to the "Family Table" Restaurant, we ran into Grace Thornton, who was there with some of the ladies she goes to Church with.

Riverside has big Tenderloins! Big enuff to share. Also rides on the Rio Grande River.

Pepe's on the River burned down, don't know if they will rebuild or not

Sept. 23rd

Friday  Craig and Dana Daves provided donuts.
Winter Texans are already starting to arrive. Not in our park tho. We have been enjoying going to breakfast at Nancy's Restaurant on Bus. 83, it's way East almost to 1015. There were several couples from the North in there Saturday If you are looking for a clean restaurant with good prices, stop in there, our breakfast was a special they have for $4.95, 2 eggs, meat, hash browns, toast or biscuit. I see they have lunch specials also.

The work on the hot tub was being done by Roberto and Jessie, however some issues with it and still not able to use it.

Jane Cooper, #89 passed away.
 Also just received word that former resident, Leonard Paca of Garner, Ia. passed away Wednesday, the 18th The funeral was Monday, the 23rd at 10:30 at the Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Duncan, Ia.
Debbie Welles, #226 , Mother passed away, Debbie is Pat Hamlets Sister-in-law.

So much work yet to be done in the 99's, G, H, and I rows supposed to have 50 amp. It looks like slow going.

Just ran across this


Monday, September 16, 2019

Words to Live by

Words to live by

Many of us are between 65 and death, i.e. old. My friend sent me this excellent list for aging . . . and I have to agree it's good advice to follow.

1. It’s time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don’t just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your hard-earned capital. Warning: This is also a bad time for investments, even if it seems wonderful or fool-proof. They only bring problems and worries. This is a time for you to enjoy some peace and quiet.

2. Stop worrying about the financial situation of your children and grandchildren, and don’t feel bad spending your money on yourself. You’ve taken care of them for many years, and you’ve taught them what you could. You gave them an education, food, shelter, and support. The responsibility is now theirs to earn their own money.

3. Keep a healthy life, without great physical effort. Do moderate exercise (like walking every day), eat well and get your sleep. It’s easy to become sick, and it gets harder to remain healthy. That is why you need to keep yourself in good shape and be aware of your medical and physical needs. Keep in touch with your doctor, do tests even when you’re feeling well. Stay informed.

4. Always buy the best, most beautiful items for your significant other. The key goal is to enjoy your money with your partner. One day one of you will miss the other, and the money will not provide any comfort then, enjoy it together

5. Don’t stress over the little things. Like paying a little extra on price quotes. You’ve already overcome so much in your life. You have good memories and bad ones, but the important thing is the present. Don’t let the past drag you down and don’t let the future frighten you. Feel good in the now. Small issues will soon be forgotten.

6. Regardless of age, always keep love alive. Love your partner, love life, love your family, love your neighbor and remember: “A man is not old as long as he has intelligence and affection.”

7. Be proud, both inside and out. Don’t stop going to your hair salon or barber, do your nails, go to the dermatologist and the dentist, keep your perfumes and creams well stocked. When you are well-maintained on the outside, it seeps in, making you feel proud and strong.

8. Don’t lose sight of fashion trends for your age, but keep your own sense of style. There’s nothing worse than an older person trying to wear the current fashion among youngsters. You’ve developed your own sense of what looks good on you – keep it and be proud of it. It’s part of who you are.

9. ALWAYS stay up-to-date. Read newspapers, watch the news. Go online and read what people are saying. Make sure you have an active email account and try to use some of those social networks. You’ll be surprised what old friends you’ll meet. Keeping in touch with what is going on and with the people you know is important at any age.

10. Respect the younger generation and their opinions. They may not have the same ideals as you, but they are the future and will take the world in their direction. Give advice, not criticism, and try to remind them that yesterday’s wisdom still applies today.

11. Never use the phrase: “In my time.” Your time is now. As long as you’re alive, you are part of this time. You may have been younger, but you are still you now, having fun and enjoying life.

12. Some people embrace their golden years, while others become bitter and surly. Life is too short to waste your days on the latter. Spend your time with positive, cheerful people, it’ll rub off on you and your days will seem that much better. Spending your time with bitter people will make you older and harder to be around.

13. Do not surrender to the temptation of living with your children or grandchildren (if you have a financial choice, that is). Sure, being surrounded by family sounds great, but we all need our privacy. They need theirs and you need yours. If you’ve lost your partner (our deepest condolences), then find a person to move in with you and help out. Even then, do so only if you feel you really need the help or do not want to live alone.

14. Don’t abandon your hobbies. If you don’t have any, make new ones. You can travel, hike, cook, read, dance. You can adopt a cat or a dog, grow a garden, play cards, checkers, chess, dominoes, golf. You can paint, volunteer or just collect certain items. Find something you like and spend some real time having fun with it.

15. Even if you don’t feel like it, try to accept invitations. Baptisms, graduations, birthdays, weddings, conferences. Try to go. Get out of the house, meet people you haven’t seen in a while, experience something new (or something old). But don’t get upset when you’re not invited. Some events are limited by resources, and not everyone can be hosted. The important thing is to leave the house from time to time. Go to museums, go walk through a field. Get out there.

16. Be a conversationalist. Talk less and listen more. Some people go on and on about the past, not caring if their listeners are really interested. That’s a great way of reducing their desire to speak with you. Listen first and answer questions, but don’t go off into long stories unless asked to. Speak in courteous tones and try not to complain or criticize too much unless you really need to. Try to accept situations as they are. Everyone is going through the same things, and people have a low tolerance for hearing complaints. Always find some good things to say as well.

17. Pain and discomfort go hand in hand with getting older. Try not to dwell on them but accept them as a part of the cycle of life we’re all going through. Try to minimize them in your mind. They are not who you are, they are something that life added to you. If they become your entire focus, you lose sight of the person you used to be.

18. If you’ve been offended by someone – forgive them. If you’ve offended someone - apologize. Don’t drag around resentment with you. It only serves to make you sad and bitter. It doesn’t matter who was right. Someone once said: “Holding a grudge is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Don’t take that poison. Forgive, forget and move on with your life.

19. If you have a strong belief, savor it. But don’t waste your time trying to convince others. They will make their own choices no matter what you tell them, and it will only bring you frustration. Live your faith and set an example. Live true to your beliefs and let that memory sway them.

20. Laugh. Laugh A LOT. Laugh at everything. Remember, you are one of the lucky ones. You managed to have a life, a long one. Many never get to this age, never get to experience a full life. But you did. So what’s not to laugh about? Find the humor in your situation.

21. Take no notice of what others say about you and even less notice of what they might be thinking. They’ll do it anyway, and you should have pride in yourself and what you’ve achieved. Let them talk and don’t worry. They have no idea about your history, your memories and the life you’ve lived so far. There’s still much to be written, so get busy writing and don’t waste time thinking about what others might think. Now is the time to be at rest, at peace and as happy as you can be!

REMEMBER: “Life is too short to drink bad wine and warm beer.”